Most sellers expect their real estate agent to hold at least one open house while their house is on the market. But are open houses really necessary? Do open houses really sell homes?
Let’s look at the pros and cons of open houses so you can decide for yourself if an open house should be part of your marketing plan.
Holding an open house provides exposure for your listing. Your real estate agent will advertise the open house on real estate websites, on social media, in industry networks, and perhaps even in print.
This advertisement gets more eyes on your listing. And the more people who see your listing, the more likely you are to find the right buyer.
By: Kayla Belec, originally published in valpolife.com
With more than 1,000 closed sales in the MLS, over $200 million in production, and a new office established on the bustling Crown Point square, it’s almost an understatement to say that Realty Executives Premier has had a successful year. Owners Mike and Pam Tezak adhere to the phrase, “success breeds success,” and with their company’s philosophy for choosing quality over quantity on all fronts, they’re definitely on to something. Here’s an overview of 2018 from the dynamic group.
Spring is finally here, and that means it’s time for spring cleaning!
Here are some spring cleaning and organization tips to help you feel motivated and refreshed at the start of a new season.
List Your Priorities
First thing’s first: you should make a list of your goals and priorities for your home this season. Do you have enough time for a thorough, deep cleaning of your home, or do you instead want to target specific areas and rooms? Do you have a lot of things you need to donate or throw away, or are you focusing more on getting organized? List your spring cleaning priorities in order of importance so you can tackle everything as needed.
The 2019 Broker/Owner Symposium was filled with education, discussion and valuable feedback from our attendees. The two-day conference, held at the Fontaine Hotel in downtown Kansas City, was hosted by Realty Executives International and the Regional Directors of the Mid-America Region, Steve and Nancy Summers. While recapping the event, the Summers’ said, “Realty Executives International delivered meaningful content, ideas, great takeaway and positive energy.”
To maximize your sale price, you need to make sure your house is available to buyers. Even when they want to visit at an inconvenient time with little notice.
Keeping your home show-ready around the clock can be stressful, but we have a few easy tips and tricks to make sure your house always shows its best (even on short notice).
Realty Executives Premiere of Wheaton, IL recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as a prominent brokerage in the northern Illinois community. Throughout years of dedication and trust, Realty Executives Premiere has continually proven its strength and commitment. At the helm of this brokerage is Pat Callan, Broker/Owner since Realty Executives Premiere opened its doors in 1993.
Home renovations offer the perfect opportunity to upgrade the functionality of your home, in addition to modernizing the design and feel of your space.
Here are five clever features you should consider including in your next renovation to elevate your home’s functionality.
1. Smart Systems
Today’s homes are smart. They incorporate technology to make our lives safer, easier, more energy efficient, and more enjoyable.
If you’re renovating, you’d be wise to include a smart system that can handle these tasks for you:
As part of an ongoing commitment to the community, Realty Executives Premiere of Eureka, MO recently raised over $30,000 dollars for the Eureka Police Officers Support Fund (EPOSF) during its Third Annual “Big Dawg Poker Bash and Silent Auction.” Over 150 community members attended the annual Realty Executives Premiere Big Dawg Poker Bash to support the local police department. The event made history, with the most money raised yet in the event’s history.
EPOSF was founded in 2016 and created to champion community support, partnership and outreach for the professional men and women who serve Eureka Police Department. EPOSF exists to help support the financial needs of the Eureka Police Department, Eureka officers and their families during times of crisis or disaster.
Realty Executives Premiere is operated by Brokers Chuck and Kim Maher, serving the St. Louis, Franklin and Jefferson counties. Throughout the years, Realty Executives Premiere has been focused on giving back to the local communities and being active in fundraising events and charitable organizations.
“We are very passionate about this fundraiser that benefits our own Eureka Police Officers. We love supporting our community and are excited to break the record again next year,” Broker Kim Maher said.
Along with the EPOSF, the brokerage has worked with Byrnes Mill police department “shop with a cop” program, and has bolstered the USMC Toys for Tots program, the Marine Focus group and more.
Hiring a real estate agent is one of the smartest decisions you can make when you’re looking to buy or sell a home. But not all real estate agents are the same, and not every agent has your best interest in mind.
As a reminder, you should always interview multiple real estate agents when you are looking to hire someone to help with your buying or selling process. Don’t go with the first person you find or someone who seems convenient to hire. Chat with multiple agents to get a feel for their differences and hire the person who is right for you. Here are some of the best tips for what to look for in a real estate agent and how to find the perfect agent for you.
Selling your home is a big decision that you don’t want to take lightly. When it comes to putting your home on the market, you don’t want to make a mistake that will end up costing you much more than you anticipated. And once you decide you want to sell your home, there are many things to think about before listing it, including the time of year (and time in your life) you choose to sell. Here’s what you should consider before selling your home, and whether or not there is a perfect time to do so.